There is ample evidence that getting about seven hours of sleep can impact your weight because it slows down your metabolism. When your sleep deprivation gets chronic, it can actually alter your hormones that control appetite. It doesn’t stop there. The longer you take to end the day, the worse are your food choices! This means that you are more likely to reach for a doughnut or a bowl of ice cream at midnight rather than a fruit. It will, obviously, show on your weighing scale. A conscious change in your sleep schedule will help you keep your weight under control. Start small and you will see that pushing up your sleep time even by 30 minutes will make a difference.